The management of University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH) in Edo state has dismissed reports of panic in the hospital over patients receiving care for the coronavirus ailment, and declared that “the two COVID-19 patients receiving treatment in the facility are fast recuperating following medical care provided by our health personnel”.
According to the hospital’s head of Rapid Response Team on covid-19 disease, Dr. Benson Okwara, “One of the patient is almost asymptomatic. Our healthcare workers in medical emergency have always put on their medical face masks and hand gloves.
“They have also maintained other standard precautions which have been enshrined in UBTH’s care processes,” Okwara noted.
Similarly, the Chairman Medical Advisory committee (CMAC), Prof Casimir Omuemu, said members of the hospital’s rapid response team on COVID-19 pandemic have activated 12 doctors, 33 paramedics and 30 nurses to receive any case and provide guidance.
The CMAC further said, “Screening of all patients using infra-red thermometer and relevant history taking to determine the level of risk for covid-19 infection is being done.
“Cough officers have been deployed to identify and interview patients coughing and move them to designed places for appropriate care.”,Can't Find Latest News on today Your Search Term